Case of exerting pressure on League of Crimean Tatar Women sent to PGO

The NGO was evicted from its Simferopol office on December 29, 2015.

11 January 2016 14:00

Materials of criminal proceedings opened on the fact of exerting pressure on the League of Crimean Tatar Women NGO by Crimean authorities were sent to the Prosecutor General`s Office (PGO) of Ukraine to determine jurisdiction,  press service of the Prosecutor's Office of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea reports.

A criminal case under Article 170 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine (obstruction of the lawful activity of public organizations) was opened by the General Directorate of the National Police of Ukraine for the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol on December 26 last year.

It was reported earlier that the League of Crimean Tatar Women, a well-known NGO headed by Safinar Dzhemileva, a wife of Mustafa Dzhemilev, Advisor to Ukrainian President on Crimean Tatar Affairs, has been evicted from its Simferopol office. 

In her letter, Gulnara Yagyaeva, Director of the Crimean Tatar Library named after I. Gasprinsky, ‘asked’ the Leage to leave the office located on the territory of the library. Prior to being evicted, the League had its electricity and heating shut off. 

It should be noted that during its 20-year activity the League of Crimean Tatar Women NGO has held a large number of charitable activities. In 2014, the League of Crimean Tatar Women was to mark its 20th anniversary. However, it was forced to suspend the activities due to failure to pass re-registration under the Russian law.